OS BELOS DIAS

DE ARANJUEZ

THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS

OF ARANJUEZ

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The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez, a play written by Peter Handke in french during the summer of 2011, is a dialogue about love, in a tradition that could be traced back to Plato's Symposium. A woman and a man, in the complicity of a long intimacy and the beauty of a late summer afternoon, speak of love and their first time, in a garden that is like the first garden. The man asks questions, according to rules that seem to have been set in advance, as in a game. Memories of love are mingled with travel memories and descriptions of the world that surrounds them (sometimes threatening), with exceptional attention to the almost imperceptible signs of nature, which are inseparable from the mysteries that man and woman seek to decipher.

2014

 

BY

Peter Handke

STAGING

Tiago Guedes

TRANSLATION

Maria Manuel Viana

FREE ADAPTATION

Joana Frazão, Tiago Guedes and the cast

WITH

Isabel Abreu and João Pedro Vaz

SET DESIGN and COSTUMES

Ângela Rocha  

LIGHT DESIGN

Nuno Meira

CO-PRODUCTION

LEFFEST / CCB